“SCINTILLATING PERFORMANCES” OF SCHUMANN CHOSEN BY THE NEW YORK TIMES
Each year the New York Times selects 25 discs from the year's releases for their "Holiday Gift Guide" and Leif Ove's recordings are no newcomers to this list.
Just in the last two years his recordings of Rachmaninov Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4 and "Shadows of Silence" were both picked. Now his latest recording of Schumann piano trios which Leif Ove recorded with Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff has made it into the top selection with the following accolade:
"In some circles Schumann’s three piano trios are considered uneven works with cumbersome passages. Do not believe it. In these scintillating performances, three splendid musicians ... convince you that the Schumann trios are consistently inspired and major scores."